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Chet --- You agree on the need for a unified message, but I'm sure we'll disagree what that message should be. For one thing, you need to more closely examine the facts and not repeat Republican talking points.
Lincoln Mitchell, Huffington Post, November 20, 2016: The Democratic Party, Working Class Whites And Republican Racism
Mitchell writes about the falsehood that Democrats losing touch with white working class voters. He calls this "trope" an "historical right wing talking point"..."appealing because it plays on liberal guilt, allows conservatives to nurture a subtext that coastal liberals are somehow not really Americans, and makes it easy to ignore the nature of half a century of Republican efforts to win these votes".
"White working class anger did not lead people to vote for Trump; Trump led people to white working class anger. An important part of this election was that Donald Trump spent a year and a half telling white Americans that they needed to be angry about the state of the world and the country. He did this through incoherent arguments, misrepresentations of economic data, prejudice and outright lies. Trump obviously benefited from this anger, but in a very real way, he created it as well. Moreover, Trump did not create this campaign out of whole cloth, but rather built on the efforts of the right wing media and political leadership over the last several decades to stoke white working class anger as a way to corral votes for a party with a royalist economic platform. Those lower income white workers who voted for Trump may believe they have been abandoned by the Democrats, but they have been manipulated and exploited to a much worse end by the Republicans."
Mitchell speaks for me. I need not say more.